Our Current Schedule


Join Us!
You don't have to be a FOSF member to join in - the weeds can't tell members from non-members.  And although we may have up to 6 "weeding parties" a month, there is no commitment to doing all of them if you join.  Just pick an event and come along with us to as many "parties" as you like. 

Mark these important dates on your calendar:

Dates for your diary - Weeding Parties
 
We work together selectively and gently removing weeds from the forest - plants which should not be there and which (if left unchecked) crowd out native flora. We usually have 5 - 15 members at our half-day weeding "parties" and non-members are encouraged to join us as well ! Everyone is welcome.   
Please note: There will not be any work parties held on days of severe weather warning or total fire ban days for the Central District.

For Project days please bring water, gloves and protective clothing, also something to eat and drink at tea break. Bring drilling and filling gear, mattocks, hand saws, pliers (to pull roots), secateurs and herbicide dabbers. We usually have spare tools with us for people who don't have their own.

Wandering Wednesday Weeders 

Due to the difficulty in finding suitable sites three to four months ahead of time, the Wednesday Weeders will decide where to work on a monthly basis. The work will consist mainly of follow-up hand weeding, usually at sites too small for a large group.

If you wish to be included in "The Wandering Wednesday Weeders ", regularly or occasionally, please send your email address to Vivien at m.freshwater@bigpond.com  . She will then let you know in advance where the work site will be scheduled.


Note these 2nd Wednesdays in your diary,  9:30-12:30 :

13 June 2018

11 July 2018

8 Aug 2018

12 Sept 2018
Tuesday Mob 
  
The Tuesday Mob do heavier weeding, usually removing woody weeds with mattocks and saws, or drilling and filling weed trees with herbicide. We work from 09:00 every Tuesday morning for three to four hours and always have a tasty tea break. The venues for the Tuesday sessions vary from week to week.  To obtain details, please feel free to email Don at donvrac@gmail.com or Bill at bincoll@melbpc.org.au
  
Saturday Schedule
 
Saturday 23 June – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM Meet at Grant’s Picnic Ground shelter (Melway map 74 K 4) Bring compass, watch, pencil and torch. Wear warm clothing. Parks Victoria staff will provide a delicious hot breakfast after the survey.
 
Saturday 23 June- Committee Meeting - 11.30 am. See previous minutes for venue.
 
Saturday 23 June - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Trestle Bridge Site - upstream of the Trestle Bridge on the northern side of the creek – Cestrum. Park at the Trestle Bridge  (Melway map 74 H 10) Walk under the bridge and cross the creek.
 
Saturday 7th July – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM   Same as 23 June
 
Saturday 21st July – Lyrebird Dawn Survey – 6 AM   Same as 23 June
 
Saturday 28 July - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Far Horizons Site – Meet at Foden Track entrance (Melway Map 124 C 6/7) Sycamore Maples.
 
Saturday 25 August- Committee Meeting - 11.30 am. See previous minutes for venue.
 
Saturday 25 August - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Sherbrooke Lodge Road Site – (Melway Map 75 G 4)  Sycamore Maples.
 
Saturday 22 September - Project Afternoon - 1.30 pm. Yanakie Site – Meet at the junction of Welch Track and Coles Ridge Track via Old Monbulk Road or Glen Harrow Heights Road (Melway Map 75 H 9) Sycamore Maples, Cestrum, Spear Thistle, etc.